Simon Winder, Author of The Man Who Saved Britain: A Personal History of James Bond, for The Guardian in “Why James Bond is a Religion”.
Britain has always had spies and I think we’ve spied rather well, says Gary Oldman on playing George Smiley.
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How an invading army changes from Chinese to North Korean: See story from the L.A. Times here. It was usual for Hollywood to use in the past a prototype of the villains – Japanese, Russians, Arabs…
Do you remember the movie The Spy Who Loved Me in which James Bond was directly working with KGB officer Anya Amasova. She wanted to kill him but they jumped into bed at the end. In the reality it would be almost for sure very bad for his career and the Western and Eastern intelligence agencies cooperated rarely in the time of Cold War.
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